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Building my 1st PC. Looking for good step by step online video. Nzxt Phantom 410 case.

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January 19, 2014 5:41:14 PM

Hello. I just started building my 1st PC. So far have power supply and motherboard in. Does anyone out there have a link to a good step by step video, one that doesn't skip any steps ?(ie already have some components installed).

Thanks a bunch!

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January 19, 2014 5:46:27 PM
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January 19, 2014 6:22:30 PM

Ubrales said:

You are welcome!

Here is Tom's Hardware guide for building: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...


Thank you, I'll check it out as well. One question, I have the i5-4670K processor and I don't see any type of paste and none came in the box. Do you know if I need to buy that separately, or am I blind? :) 
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January 19, 2014 6:34:01 PM

I found a small tube of CoolerMaster Thermal Compound Kit that came with my Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler.can I use some of that? Or will I need the full amount for the cooler? It looks like roughly an inch of paste.

I just would prefer to not have to wait for the paste since I have everything else.
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March 11, 2014 4:51:41 AM

Tulips747 said:
I found a small tube of CoolerMaster Thermal Compound Kit that came with my Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler.can I use some of that? Or will I need the full amount for the cooler? It looks like roughly an inch of paste.

I just would prefer to not have to wait for the paste since I have everything else.


OMG no! That thermal compound is OK and you may use it. Please keep in mind that that one tube will last for about 15 computer builds!

All you need to use on one CPU/heatsink is a pea-sized drop of thermal compound. I shall post some videos that explain a few different methods of doing this.
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March 11, 2014 5:18:18 AM

http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_application_method.ht... (the application method is the same for the different brands of thermal compound)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hNgFNH7zhQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRRWbQUqW1Y

If you need to re-apply make sure you completely clean the CPU and the heatsink base carefully using 70% Isopropyl alcohol (Walmart has it) and some micro-fiber cloth. I use alcohol swabs available at local pharmacies. When cleaning the CPU of old thermal compound residue use several wipes with very little alcohol in order to ensure that no alcohol gets inside or under the CPU heat spreader (cover).I have used alcohol swabs or gun cleaning patches (available at sporting goods stores) and 70% Isopropyl alcohol.

When using thermal compound a thin and even layer is ideal; less is better.
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